Standard delivery to UK addresses is free over £29.

Next Day deliveries will be shipped same day if you place your order before 2pm Monday - Friday.

If you are not happy or have changed your mind you can return your unused product within 123 days of placing the order for a refund. Simply return it to us, free of charge, with all the original packaging.


With the same great fit and durable wicking fabric as the Mello Tight, the Mello Short are made to stay in place and keep you cool whatever your activity.

  • Sweat-wicking material keeps you comfortable
  • 4-way stretch provides freedom of movement
  • High waist and deep waistband for a secure fit

The Mello Short’s four-way stretch lets you move with freedom, whether that’s a quick morning trail run or a full day climbing at sun-baked Spanish crags. With a shortened length and a wicking fabric, they’re designed to keep you comfortable and cool when the temperatures climb.

The close (but not compressive) fit is designed to stay in place whatever your activity, without slipping down. A high waist with a deep waistband stays in place, offers more coverage and is more comfortable under harnesses and rucksack hip-belts. The fabric is fully opaque so you don’t end up revealing more than you intended!

The Mello Short had to be able to withstand the (often literal) scrapes we get ourselves into outdoors. The soft nylon knit is deceptively hardwearing, providing extra durability when squeezing past rocks or getting into unexpected battles with bracken after one too many wrong turns.


Key Features

  • Hard-wearing knit fabric to stand up to serious outdoor use
  • Sweat-wicking material keeps you a comfortable temperature
  • 4-way stretch provides complete freedom of movement
  • High waist and a close fit to stay put all day
  • Deep waistband that’s comfy under harnesses
  • Fully opaque fabric for zero see-through-ness!
  • Low profile flatlock seams
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats




220gsm, 76% nylon, 24% elastane


102g (size 8)

Origin: China

Sustainability and Product Care

Product Care Information

Wash on a delicate cycle at 30°C or hand-wash with lukewarm water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap. Do NOT use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry and use a cool iron.

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.


How It Is Made

Recycled Materials
We always choose the most environmentally preferable materials and are moving our entire range to recylced wherever possible.

Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.